May 18, 2022

Report: “Most Tennesseans Oppose Book Banning, Despite Recent Laws, New Poll Finds”

From The Tennessean:

Most Tennesseans are opposed to banning books, despite lawmakers’ recent efforts to restrict what is available in school libraries, a new poll finds.

The poll, conducted in April, surveyed 1,125 registered voters in Tennessee on whether they support bans based on content about race, gender or sexuality.

More than 58% of voters polled were strongly opposed to book bans, with another 10% somewhat opposed, the poll found, even as Tennessee lawmakers have made headlines after threatening to “burn” books considered inappropriate or claiming there are “pornographic” materials in school libraries.

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